More Richmond candidates support pot stores

Richmond News

More Richmond city council candidates have come out in support of cannabis retail in the city.

Selling bud in brick-and-mortar shops has gotten a decidedly frosty reception from current council, and no retail stores are currently allowed in the city.

But some council hopefuls want that to change.

Jason Tarnow, a lawyer, was the first candidate to publicly throw his support behind cannabis retail, saying Richmond would miss out a sizeable chunk of tax revenue by saying no. …

All incumbent councillors besides Loo said they do not support cannabis retail in Richmond. Incumbent mayor Malcolm Brodie also opposes it.

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